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Dr Jason Lake

Reader in Sports Biomechanics, Programme Coordinator MSc in Strength and Conditioning, Institute of Sport Research Degree Coordinator

j.lake@chi.ac.uk | +44 (0) 1243 816294

Jason teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate biomechanics modules; he coordinates their MSc in Strength and Conditioning, supervises PhD students, and has researched the mechanical demands of resistance exercise and vertical jumping, analysing their force-time characteristics, for over 15 years, publishing over 50 peer reviewed articles.

Professional

Education

2004 BSc. (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, University of Chichester

2006 MSc. Sport and Exercise Biomechanics, University of Chichester

2010 Ph.D. Sport Biomechanics ‘Establishing the optimum resistance training load for maximal gains in mechanical power output’. University of Chichester

Teaching

  • BSc Muscles and Movement
  • BSc Biomechanics of Sports Techniques
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Biomechanics: Biomechanical Instrumentation
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Biomechanics: Applied Techniques in Biomechanics
  • MSc Strength and Conditioning: Strength and Conditioning Theory and Practice
  • MSc Strength and Conditioning: Planning, Programming, and Application
  • MSc Strength and Conditioning: Applied Measurement Techniques
  • MSc Strength and Conditioning: Work Placement
  • MSc Supervised Experience Portfolio

Publications

Academic journal papers (peer reviewed - published):

2020

Turner, A., Comfort, P., McMahon, J.J., Bishop, C., Chavda, S., Read, P., Mundy, P., and Lake, J. Developing powerful athletes Part 2: Practical applications. Strength and Conditioning Journal, Accepted January 8, 2020.

Turner, A., Comfort, P., McMahon, J.J., Bishop, C., Chavda, S., Read, P., Mundy, P., and Lake, J. Developing powerful athletes Part 1: Mechanical underpinnings. Strength and Conditioning Journal, Accepted January 8, 2020.

 

2019

Vigotsky, A.D., Zelik, K.E., Lake, J., and Hinrichs, R.N. (2019). Mechanical misconceptions: Have we lost the “mechanics” in “sports biomechanics”? Journal of Biomechanics, 93, 1-5.

Lake, J., Augustus, A., Austin, K., Comfort, P., McMahon, J.J., Mundy, P., and Haff, G.G. (2019). The reliability and validity of the bar-mounted PUSH BandTM 2.0 during bench press with moderate and heavy loads. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37(23), 2685-2690.

Dos’Santos, T., Lake, J., and Comfort, P. Comment on: ‘Reliability of a commercially available and algorithm-based kinetic analysis software compared to manual-based software.’ Sports Biomechanics, Published Online November 11, 2019.

Chavda, S., Turner, A., Comfort, P., Haff, G.G., Williams, S., Bishop, C., and Lake, J. A practical guide to analyzing the force-time curve of isometric tasks in Excel. Strength and Conditioning Journal, Accepted September 25, 2019.

Bishop, C., Turner, A., Maloney, S., Lake, J., Loturco, I., Bromley, T., and Read, P. Drop Jump Asymmetries are Associated with Reduced Sprint and Change of Direction Speed Performance in Elite Female Soccer Players. Sports, Accepted January 21, 2019.

Bishop, C., McCauley, W., Read, P., Gonzalo-Skok, O., Lake, J., and Turner, A. The acute effects of repeated sprints on inter-limb asymmetries during unilateral jumping. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Accepted January 23, 2019.

Madruga-Parera, M., Bishop, C., Read, P., Lake, J., Brazier, J., and Romero-Rodriguez, D. Jumping-based asymmetries are negatively associated with jump, change of direction, and repeated sprint performance, but not linear speed, in adolescent handball athletes. Journal of Human Kinetics, Accepted October 1, 2019.

 

2018

Bishop, C., Berney, J., Lake, J., Loturco, I., Blagrove, R., Turner, A., and Read, P. The bilateral deficit during jumping tasks: Relationship with speed and change of direction speed performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Accepted December 31, 2018.

Bishop, C., Read, P., Lake, J., Loturco, I., Dawes, J., Madruga, M., Romero-Rodriguez, D., Chavda, S., Turner, A. The unilateral isometric squat: Test reliability, inter-limb asymmetries, and relationships with limb dominance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Accepted December 31, 2018.

Bishop, C., Brashill, C., Abbott, W., Read, P., Lake, J., and Turner, A. Jumping asymmetries are associated with speed, change of direction speed, and jump performance in elite academy soccer players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Accepted December 17, 2018.

Lake, J., and McMahon, J.J. Within-subject consistency of unimodal and bimodal force application during the countermovement jump. Sports, Accepted November 5, 2018.

Lake, J., Augustus, S., Austin, K., Mundy, P., McMahon, J.J., Comfort, P., and Haff, G.G. The validity of the Push Band 2.0 during vertical jump performance. Sports, Accepted November 1, 2018.

Bishop, C., Bromley, T., Lake, J. P. The effects of a competitive soccer match on jump performance and inter-limb asymmetries in elite academy soccer players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Accepted September 23, 2018.

McMahon, J.J., Lake, J.P., and Comfort, P. Reliability of and relationship between flight time to contraction time ratio and reactive strength index modified. Sports, Accepted, August 14, 2018.

Bishop, C., Turner, A., Read, P., Lake, J., and Loturco, I. A novel approach for athlete profiling: The unilateral dynamic strength index. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Accepted, July 20, 2018.

Lake, J., Suchomel, T. J., Mundy, P., Carden, P., and Comfort, P. The effect that load has on vertical jump force-time characteristics. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Published Ahead of Print, February 27, 2018.

McMahon, J, Suchomel, T, Lake, J and Comfort, P. Relationships between reactive strength index variants in rugby league players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Published Ahead of Print February 1, 2018.

Dos’Santos, T., Lake, J., and Comfort., P. Effect of low-pass filtering on isometric mid-thigh pull kinetics. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 32(4), 983-989, 2018.

Morris, R., Emmonds, S., Jones, B., Lake, J., Myers, T., Darke, N., Roe, G., Ellis, M., Singleton, D., and Till, K. Seasonal changes in physical qualities of elite youth soccer players according to maturity status: comparisons with aged matched controls. Science and Medicine in Football, Published Ahead of Print Mar 23, 2018.

Lake, J., Suchomel, T. J., Mundy, P., and Comfort, P. Do the peak and mean force methods of assessing vertical jump force asymmetry agree? Sports Biomechanics, Accepted April 9, 2018.

Lake, J., Mundy, P., Comfort, P., McMahon, J.J., Suchomel, T., and Carden, P. Concurrent validity of a portable force plate using vertical jump force-time characteristics. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, Accepted April 18, 2018.

Morris, R., Jones, B., Myers, T., Lake, J., Clarke, N., Emmonds, S., and Till, K. Isometric mid-thigh pull characteristics in elite male soccer players: Comparisons by age and maturity offset. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Published Ahead of Print July 4, 2018.

Bishop, C., Turner, A., Read, P., Lake, J., Loturco, I., and Papadopoulos, K. Inter-limb asymmetries: The need for an individual approach to data analysis. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Accepted May 23, 2018.

Renals, L., Lake, J., Austin, K., and Keogh, J. The Strongman log push press: The effect log diameter has on force-time characteristics. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Published Ahead of Print July 26, 2018.

 

2017

McMahon, J. J., Comfort, P., Lake, J., Suchomel, T. J. (2018). Understanding the key phases of the countermovement jump force-time curve. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 40(4), 96-106.

Bishop, C., Read, P., Lake, J., Chavda, S., and Turner, A. Inter-limb asymmetries: Understanding how to calculate differences from bilateral and unilateral tests. Strength and Conditioning Journal, Published Ahead of Print January 30, 2018.

Chavda, S., Bromley, T., Turner, A., Williams, S., Bishop, C., Mundy, P., and Lake, J. (2018). Force-time characteristics of the countermovement jump: Analysing the curve in Excel. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 40(2), 67-77.

Lake, J., Duncan, F., Jackson, M., and Naworynsky, D. (2017). Effect of a hexagonal barbell on the mechanical demand of deadlift performance. Sports), 5(82), 1-8.

Lake, J., Naworynsky, D., Duncan, F., and Jackson, M. (2017). Comparison of different minimal velocity thresholds to establish deadlift one repetition maximum. Sports, 5(70), 1-7.

McMahon, J. J., Jones, P., Suchomel, T. J., Lake, J., and Comfort, P. (2018). Influence of reactive strength index modified on force- and power-time curves. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 13(2), 220-227.

Suchomel, T. J., Comfort, P., and Lake, J. (2017). Enhancing the force-velocity profile of athletes using weightlifting derivatives. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 39(1), 10-20.

 

2016

Suchomel, T. J., Lake, J., and Comfort, P. (2016). Load absorption force-time characteristics following the second pull of weightlifting derivatives. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 1644-1652.

Comfort, P., Williams, R., Suchomel, T. J., and Lake, J. (2016). A comparison of catch phase force-time characteristics during clean derivatives from the knee. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 31(7), 1911-1918.

Mundy, P. D., Smith, N. A., Lauder, M. A., and Lake, J. P., (2016). The effects of barbell load on countermovement vertical jump power and net impulse. Journal of Sports Sciences, 35(18), 1-7.

Mundy, P. D., Lake, J. P., Carden, P. J. C., Smith, N. A., and Lauder, M. A. (2016). Agreement between the force platform method and the combined method measurements of power output during the loaded countermovement jump. Sports Biomechanics, 15(1), 23-35.

Comfort, P., Mundy, P. D., Graham-Smith, P., Jones, P. A., Jones, L. C., and Lake, J. P. (2016). Comparison of peak power output during exercises with similar lower-limb kinematics. Journal of Trainology, 5(1), 1-5.

 

2015

Carden, P. J., Izard, R. M., Greeves, J. P., Lake, J. P., and Myers, S. D. (2015). Force and acceleration characteristics of military foot drill: implications for injury risk in recruits. British Medical Journal Open Sport and Exercise Medicine, 1(1), 1-8.

 

2014

Lake, J.P., Swinton, P.A., and Keogh, J.W.L. (2014). Practical applications of biomechanical principles in resistance training: Neuromuscular factors and relationships. Journal of Fitness Research, 3(1), 19-32.

Lake, J.P., Mundy, P.D., and Comfort, P. (2014). Power and impulse applied during push press exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(9), 2552-2559.

Lake, J.P., Hetzler, B.S., and Lauder, M.A. (2014). Magnitude and relative distribution of kettlebell snatch force-time characteristics. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(11), 3063-3072.

Swinton, P., Keogh, J., and Lake, J.P. (2014). Practical applications of biomechanical principles in resistance training: the use of bands and chains. Journal of Fitness Research, 3(2), 26-41.

 

2013

Keogh, J.W.L., Lake, J.P., and Swinton, P.A. (2013). Practical applications of biomechanical principles in resistance training: Moments and moment arms. Journal of Fitness Research, 2(2), 39-48.

 

2012

Lake, J.P., Lauder, M., Smith, N., and Shorter, K. (2012). A comparison of ballistic and non-ballistic lower-body resistance exercise and the methods used to determine their positive lifting phase. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 28(4), 431-437.

Lake, J.P., Carden, P., and Shorter, K. (2012). Wearing knee wraps affects mechanical output and performance characteristics of back squat exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(10), 2844-2849.

Lake, J.P and Lauder, M. (2012). Mechanical demands of kettlebell swing exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(12), 3209-3216.

Lake, J.P., Lauder, M., and Smith, N. (2012). Barbell kinematics do not represent centre of mass kinematics during lower-body resistance exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(5), 1302-1307.

Lake, J.P and Lauder, M. (2012). Kettlebell swing training improves maximum and explosive strength. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 26(8), 2228-2233.

 

2011

Lake, J.P., Lauder, M.A., and Smith, N. (2011). Does side dominance affect the symmetry of barbell end kinematics during lower-body resistance exercise? Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 25(3), 872-878.

 

2010

Lake, J.P., Lauder, M.A., and Smith, N. (2010). The effect that side dominance has on barbell power symmetry during the hang power clean. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 3180-3185.

 

2008

Lauder, M.A. and Lake, J.P. (2008). Biomechanical Comparison of Unilateral and Bilateral Power Snatch Lifts, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 653-660.

 

Conference contributions (peer reviewed):

2018

Lake, J., Comfort, P., Suchomel, T., Mundy, P., Carden, P., Bishop, C., and McMahon, J. J. (2018). Consistency in Vertical Jump Asymmetry In: 41st Annual National Conference and Exhibition of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, July 11-14th July 2018, Indianapolis, USA.

Bishop, C., Lake, J., Loturco, I., and Papadopoulous, K. (2018). Inter-limb Asymmetries: The Need for an Individual Approach to Data Analysis In: 14th Annual National Conference and Exhibition of the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association, August 4-5th 2018, Stadium MK, Milton Keynes, UK.

 

2017

Lake, J., Mundy, P., Comfort, P., McMahon, J. J., Suchomel, T., and Carden, P. (2017). The Validity of Portable Force Plate Countermovement Vertical Jump Reactive Strength and Force-time Characteristics In: 40th Annual National Conference and Exhibition of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, July 12-15th July 2017, Las Vegas, USA.

Lake, J., Mundy, P., and Haff, G. G. (2017). A Systematic Review of Countermovement Vertical Jump Force-Time Analysis Techniques In: 40th Annual National Conference and Exhibition of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, July 12-15th July 2017, Las Vegas, USA.

Morris, R., Jones, B., Lake, J., Emmonds, S., and Till, K. (2017). Force-Time Characteristics of a Countermovement Jump in Elite Youth Soccer Players In: 40th Annual National Conference and Exhibition of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, July 12-15th July 2017, Las Vegas, USA.

Morris, R., Emmonds, S., Jones, B., Roe, G., Lake, J., Clarke, N. D., and Till, K. (2017). The Influence of Maturation on Seasonal Changes in Strength, Speed and Power in Youth Soccer Players In: 40th Annual National Conference and Exhibition of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, July 12-15th July 2017, Las Vegas, USA.

 

2016

Morris, R., Jones, B., Lake, J., Clarke, N., and Till, K. (2016). Isometric mid-thigh pull characteristics of elite youth soccer players. In: 10th International Conference on Strength Training, November 30th – December 2nd 2016, Kyoto, Japan.

Morris, R., Jones, B., Lake, J., Clarke, N., and Till, K. (2016). The relationship between the isometric mid-thigh pull and dynamic performance in elite youth soccer players. In: 10th International Conference on Strength Training, November 30th – December 2nd 2016, Kyoto, Japan.

Lake, J., Murrell, J., Mundy, P., Carden, P., Comfort, P., and Suchomel, T. (2016). The validity and reliability of inexpensive portable force plate jump height. In: 39th Annual National Conference and Exhibition of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, July 6-9th July 2016, New Orleans, USA.

Suchomel, T. J., Lake, J., and Comfort, P. (2016). Load absorption comparison between weightlifting catching and pulling derivatives. In: 39th Annual National Conference and Exhibition of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, July 6-9th July 2016, New Orleans, USA.

Comfort, P., Suchomel, T. J., and Lake, J. (2016). Load effect on hang clean catch phase force-time characteristics. In: 39th Annual National Conference and Exhibition of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, July 6-9th July 2016, New Orleans, USA.

Austin, K and Lake, J. (2016). Have the mechanical demands of lower body non-ballistic resistance exercise been underestimated? In: 39th Annual National Conference and Exhibition of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, July 6-9th July 2016, New Orleans, USA.

Mundy, P., Smith, N. A., Lauder, M., and Lake, J. (2016). Effect of load on system and lower-extremity joint power output during hexagonal barbell loaded countermovement jumps. In: 12th Annual National Conference and Exhibition of the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association, September 17-18th 2016, Leicestershire, UK.

Austin, K, and Lake, J. (2016). Have the mechanical demands of lower-body non-ballistic resistance exercise been underestimated? In: Annual National Student Conference and Exhibition of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists, March 22nd-23rd 2016, Bangor University, UK.

 

2015

Lake, J., Mundy, P., and Carden, P. (2015). The effect of barbell load on vertical jump landing force-time characteristics. In: 38th Annual National Conference and Exhibition of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, July 9-12th July 2015, Orlando, USA.

Lake, J. (2015). Comparison of peak force and mean force methods of assessing lower-body asymmetry. In: 38th Annual National Conference and Exhibition of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, July 9-12th July 2015, Orlando, USA.

 

2011

Lake, J., Lauder, M. and Smith, N. (2011). A comparison of ballistic and non-ballistic lower-body resistance exercise and the methods used to identify their positive lifting phases. In: XXIV International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, July 2011.

Lake, J., Lauder, M. and Smith, N. (2011). Barbell kinematics should not be used to estimate power applied to the barbell and body system centre of mass during lower-body resistance exercise. In: XXIV International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, July 2011.

Shorter, K., Lake, J., Smith, N., Lauder, M. (2011). Influence of the foot-floor interface on squatting performance. In: XXIV International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, July 2011.

 

2010

Bray, W., Lake, J., and Shorter, K. (2010). Can muscle activation be increased when modifying the dumbbell chest press? An electromyographic comparison. XXVIII International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, July 2010.

 

2009

Lake, J., Lauder, M. A., & Smith, N.A. (2009). Asymmetric loading during the hang power clean – The effect that side dominance has on barbell power symmetry. In: Harrison, A. J., Anderson, R., & Kenny, I (eds) XXVII International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, August 17-21, 2009, Limerick, Ireland (pp. 646-649).

 

2008

Lake, J., Lauder, M.A., & Smith, N. (2008). Squat Asymmetry- A case study. In: British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists Annual Conference, September 2-4, 2008, Brunel University, UK.

 

2006

Lake, J., Lauder, M., and Dyson, R. (2006). Exploring the biomechanical characteristics of the weightlifting jerk. In: Schwameder, H., Strutzenberger, G., Fastenbauer, V., Lindinger, S., Muller, E (eds) XXIV International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, July 14-18, 2006, Salzburg, Austria (pp. 827-831).

Lake, J., Lauder, M., and Dyson, R. (2006). Kinetic analysis of a unilateral snatch movement. In: Schwameder, H., Strutzenberger, G., Fastenbauer, V., Lindinger, S., Muller, E (eds) XXIV International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, July 14-18, 2006, Salzburg, Austria (pp. 488-492).

 

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